Bengaluru: Was phone tapping instrument installed in ACP's residence?

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Aug 17: New information about the phone tapping of politicians and opposition leaders which has turned into a major controversy now is coming out with each passing day.

It is said that one such instrument was kept at the residence of an assistant commissioner of police, who is currently posted with the central crime branch (CCB) here. It is said that CCB currently has the facility to tap 300 phones at a time.

The police department is in possession of several such machines. These machines are used to keep tab on illegal activities of the underworld and others in order to maintain law and order situation. The current investigation is about the misuse of this machinery.

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It is said that during the last three months during which phones were tapped, one of the machines was taken to his home by an assistant police commissioner. This issue has come to the notice of senior officers in the department and they are investigating.

Rules say that the investigating officer to whom a crime is allotted for investigation can alone overhear the conversations of specific telephone numbers relating to that particular crime and not otherwise. But it is said that the CCB officer mentioned above was overhearing conversations of other numbers also through the device he had brought home.

Reports say that from the time investigation into telephone tapping began, police inspector, Malatesh, who was on duty in the technical division of CCB has not been available for contact. At the moment when the investigation was to start, he had left for three days in the guise of personal work but has not returned. His cellphone is switched off and he is not available for contact by officials, it is said.

The government has now instructed the officials to strictly abide by the rules on phone tapping if resorted to. It is said that it has asked the concerned to prepare a report if rules have been violated.


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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    Here the fellow (asst pP.officer)who took the instrument home must have htought to use it private and make use of it ,to enrich himself,to inform criminals first ,before Police come to check up or investigation.So he can get money from them .?About Goldsmuggle,Bars ,etc?There is always a black sheep in every branch.

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  • LAN.........,, Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sat, Aug 17 2019


    When in Opposition all parties are against phone tapping...when in power they tap phones of their political opponents....this is their nature...

    Same about Corruption....when they are in Opposition, they are against Corruption...when in power they do Corruption themselves ....

    Winston Churchill knew about this before Britain gave India independence...that's why he said following about 'Indian Politicians'....which turned out to be 100% true...

    “Power will go to the hands of rascals, rogues, freebooters; all Indian leaders will be of low calibre & men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts. They will fight amongst themselves for power and India will be lost in political squabbles.”

    - Winston Churchill


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  • JEEVS, Mlr

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    100 % true

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